Mar 302015


Come one, Come All – Come On Down and LOOT!
If you are in LOS ANGELES, we are happy to announce the first-ever Looter Meetup Event at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles!

Saturday, April 11th | 2pm – 6pm
7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
(NOTE: This is a FREE event, however we are limited to capacity in the store so RSVP is required; please RSVP only if you definitely plan to attend! Thanks!)

Loot Crate bus, and limited number of MYSTERY CRATES with items from past crates available! Plus, A Looter Trading Post (bring your loot to trade w/ fellow Looters!); Dungeons & Dragons gaming tables, a Cosplay Contest, food trucks, photo op and more! See the link above for more details. We hope to see you there!

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Mar 232015


Did you miss out on your opportunity to be at one of the eight tapings of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail for Comedy Central?


We are taping episodes on Wednesday, March 25th, Friday, March 27th, Wednesday, April 1st, and Saturday, April 4th at 7:30 and 9:30pm.

There will be room for many extra people at each taping. We will have standby lines inside Meltdown Comics, near the bathroom. Standby audiences are not guaranteed to get a seat but are welcome to stand. 

In order to be considered as a standby audience member, you must

-for the 7:30pm tapings, you must be IN THE STANDBY LINE by 7:00PM

-for the 9:30pm tapings, you must be IN THE STANDBY LINE by 9:00PM

-show up ready to sign a waiver to possibly appear on camera, laughing and looking as gorgeous as ever!

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Mar 172015


Join us for the next Melt-thology Comix Jam at Meltdown Comics & Collectibles on March 17, 2015! We’ll be drawing Issue #7, and Issue #6 contributors will be able to pick up their copies and artwork!

How it works:

Show up at the Melt at 7:00 and draw a page of whatever you want.* At the end of the night we’ll collect all the art (and $2 for printing costs). When you come to the next month’s comix jam you’ll get a complete zine with everyone’s contributions inside!

Got a great idea for the cover? Whoever calls it first gets it. (DM me on Instagram at @melt_thology or shoot me a message on FB.)

There is NO set theme and ALL skill levels are welcome!

All of your original art will be returned to you along with your copy of the zine at next month’s meeting.

Everyone who turns in art and $2 will have a copy waiting for them the next time they can make it out.

If you want extra copies of Melt-thology, you can toss in another $2 per zine and we’ll print ‘em up for you.

Tips for a successful comix jam:

We draw from 7:00pm till close (9:30-10:00pm), so if that’s not going to be enough time to finish your page, you can start your pencils/sketches/thumbnails/whatever at home, then finish the page at the store. But if you walk in with a finished piece, hand in two bucks, then walk out, it kind of defeats the purpose of a social artist jam.

Art is scanned in with a basic 8.5×11 scanner, and is only adjusted for contrast. Erase your pencil lines if you don’t want them to show up. Alternately, pages drawn with very light pencil won’t scan as well as darker pencil/ink.

Art will be printed at 4.25 x 5.5, so consider keeping your layout to roughly that proportion if you don’t want a lot of white space at the top and bottom of your art.

*Want to do a one-page self-contained strip? Awesome! One page of a longer, serialized story? Fantastic! A stand-alone illustration? Excelsior!

Follow us on Instagram: @melt_thology

 Posted by at 2:13 pm
Mar 172015


We’re back! ZineMelt is coming to celebrate the world of DIY and independent publishing. On March 28th, 2015 ZineMelt will bring together artist, writers, crafters, zinesters from around Los Angeles to gather at Meltdown Comics and Collectibles to display and sell their goods. Please mark your calendars and come out to support your local artist.

Records and Tapes for sale from Jacknife Records & Tapes

Meltdown Comics 
7522 Sunset Bl.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046
Follow @zinemelt on twitter!

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